School Improvement Strategy

A legacy for tomorrow’s generation

RDAT is committed to ensuring that all children in our schools, particularly the least advantaged, receive excellent teaching and make progress which matches the best. High quality professional development for teachers and school leaders at all levels lies at the heart of our approach, and we encourage teachers and students to take pride in aspiration and success.  Opportunities for learning outside the curriculum which encourage wider interests and help support the development of young people’s character; values and resilience are also strongly promoted.

An RDAT lasting legacy

A school led system ensures schools have strong networks and a strong voice in their own future.  Our school improvement approach will help you build strong capacity to improve from within and a culture that looks outward and never stops trying to be better. Schools which join our Trust are able to help shape our work and benefit both from the support they receive and the opportunities for school improvement they are able to offer.

The building blocks of our strategy are:

Success / Fail

Aiming for Success

All academies will be judged good or outstanding by both Ofsted by SIAMs within 2 years
All teaching within our academies will be good or better
Progress and attainment in our academies will not only exceed floor targets but will be comparable with the very best for pupil progress and outcomes
Our academies will demonstrate good leadership, including governance and this inspirational leadership will be shared across academies
Our academies will be able to accurately self-evaluate and will have a culture of continued improvement
High quality professional development of staff will mean that our academies will attract the very best teachers